Castlehill C 1.5-2.5 Dundee B
R Morris (1431) 0-1 F Stevenson (1647)
E Walton (1429) 0-1 J Anderson (1611)
C Young (1380) 0.5 G Robertson (1554)
C Hawkins (1350) 1-0 H Meadows (840)
The B Team scored their first win of the season to give themselves a chance in Division 1. Henri was up against it as a last minute replacement, but Jim Anderson survived a hair-raising ending to level the scores. Frank was the recipient of a last gasp slip from Roy to put us in the driving seat, but Gordon almost blew it, despite holding the advantage. The standard mistake of playing too quickly in your opponent’s time trouble. Thankfully Colin was just too short of time and a draw emerged from the fog. A good win, but still a fair bit of work to do to survive.
Castlehill D 1.5-2.5 Dundee C
G Thomas (1331) 0-1 L Archip (1529)
C Wilson (1323) 1-0 R Flood (1509)
G Atkins (1279) 0.5 A Woodcock (1383)
I Ford (1164) 0-1 R Burnett (1374)
My teammates carried me over the threshold again in another important win for the club. Robert is on a fine run and continued with his win over Innes. Alan played out a solid draw with Graham, while Cameron simply outplayed me in what is likely to be my team-chess swansong. There comes a point when letting people down kinda gets to you. Fortunately, Laurenziu held his nerve in a precision ending to pull us through. It gives us a chance of promotion, though others may have too many games in hand.